Football

Puel booted out of Southampton

Claude Puel was sacked as Southampton manager yesterday morning (Singapore time) after just one season in charge.

The 55-year-old Frenchman took the Saints to an eighth-placed finish in the EPL and to the League Cup final where they were beaten by Man United.

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel and ex-Alaves coach Mauricio Pellegrino have both been linked to the vacancy.

Jaap Stam is also another reported contender after guiding Reading to the Championship play-off final. - AFP